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Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes

“In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon.”

IT WAS A week when Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95.

Colm Keaveney joined Fianna Fáil, and John Gilligan dismissed an attempted hit as a halloween trick.

All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes.

Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes
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  • The week in quotes

    "Amazey-balls. Now there ya are, there's a new term for ya." - Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh put a new term on the Dáil record, albeit with incorrect pronunciation.Source: Screengrab via
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    "Our nation has lost its greatest son." - South African president Jacob Zuma announced the passing of Nelson Mandela.Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    "I was a bold boy, I accept that." - Bankrupt billionaire Sean Quinn admitted he was wrong to take millions out of Quinn Insurance to cover losses he incurred from Anglo Irish Bank.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    "I haven’t got a clue. Halloween. Kids making mistakes." - Former crime boss John Gilligan dismisses reports of an attempted assassination as a prank.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • The week in quotes

    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - A quote from Nelson Mandela, who passed away this week aged 95.Source: 21 Icons South Africa/
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    "Forsitan et nostrum nomen miscebitur istis - Audentis Fortuna iuvat!" - Former labour chairman Colm Keaveney tweeted this "Fortune favours the bold" quote ahead of the announcement that he was to join to Fianna Fáil.Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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    "When you have that type of failure to protect the RUC operatives in the middle of a war, then what happened, happens." - Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was criticised for comments made in the wake of the Smithwick Tribunal report that two murdered RUC officers had a "laissez faire" approach to their safety.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    "Today, a great light has been extinguished." - Taoiseach Enda Kenny paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    "In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon. In the first instance, I know it’s completely safe – I have no issue with that." - Speaking at an Oireachtas committee, Eirgrid CEO Fintan Slye contradicted the company's chairman designate who previously said he wouldn't like to live next to a pylon.Source: Screengrab via

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